Sean Sullivan is Vice President, Human Resources for Tufts Medical Center, an internationally respected academic medical center in downtown Boston. He is responsible for all aspects of human capital practices and labor relations in support of the healthcare, research, and teaching mission of Tufts Medical Center.
Sullivan joined Tufts Medical Center in 2016, with the objective of re-aligning the HR function to the needs of a growing institution. He has re-vamped the talent acquisition function with greater focus on partnerships with community based organizations and on improving the applicant experience. Sullivan has also created a leadership development framework built on the strong cultural aspects of the oldest permanent medical facility in the country. He reports directly to President and Chief Executive Dr. Michael Wagner.
Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in human resources strategy and operations. He has held senior leadership positions for technology firms in the defense and intelligence industries, including senior vice president for human resources for Leidos, a global IT and technology firm with $11b in revenue and 40,000 employees. Sullivan played a key role in the re-design of the human resources function when Leidos spun off SAIC in 2013.
Sullivan is a member of the Innovative Business Hiring Council. He holds an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University from which he also earned his undergraduate degree in political science.